How to help a child learn?

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  • Shanmugi B.P
    Shanmugi B.P   Aug 09, 2017 09:39 PM


    Hope you are doing well. I can clearly understand about your concern. Parent’s plays a major role in child’s life to shape the child perfect to the society. They should be more wise and good. As children learn the things new from them , also they learn from their attitude. They will try to speak, walk by the attitude of their parent’s. So learning should be made by parent’s to the child in effective manner rather than consulting some child psychologists.


     Also, a child who is slow learner should need more attention and motivation by the parent’s. It can really help the child to improve learning capability of the child. By motivating even in the small step can make a big change in child’s learning.  Parents should make the child to feel more comfort and protected. The relationship should be a great friend, advisor, teacher. So, the child feels more energetic o learn from parent. Also in school child should create a friends who can help in many ways like in home works, and learning new things.



    Hope, it helps you!!

    Take Care  :)

  • Anushree Nandi
    Anushree Nandi   Aug 09, 2017 05:52 PM


    I personally think that tgere should not be terms such as "slow learners" for kids, its deplorable. Yet again i understand the concern that you posed here.

    If your child is labeled a ‘slow learner’, then slow things down for them. Give them the grace and time they need and deserve to reach their potential. Provide for them the environment and tools necessary to excel.

    • Provide a quiet work/study area. Distractions are detrimental.
    • Keep assignments and homework sessions short. Again, it’s the attention span thing.
    • Be accessible. Help your child. Help doesn’t mean do the work for them, but help them work through the assignment giving clues, having them repeat the process or concept with similar questions and problems, etc.
    • Ask questions such as ‘what does that word mean?’ ‘do you see how that works?’ ‘why did you choose that answer?’.
    • Read to your child.
    • Be patient and consistent.
    • Do not allow them to give up on their work or themselves. If necessary, take a break, but always come back to the task and see it through to completion.
    • Don’t be overprotective. Labelling your child as a ‘slow learner’ only makes them feel slower. Don’t ever tell them they can’t accomplish something. Instead, help them find a way to get it done–in their own time.
    • Be their advocate. Stay connected with their teachers and make sure your child doesn’t fall through the cracks of the system.
    • If this still doesnt work then you might need some professional help
  • Ayushi Jolly
    Ayushi Jolly   Aug 09, 2017 05:03 PM

    Hey there!

    Hope you are doing well. I appreciate your concern for the child and how you intedn to help others.

    A child is susually a slow learner and it is important for us to realize as adults that every child has different capacities or intake and output and we must adapt to that. The learning is not genetical and a lot of it depends on the external factors,so from the teaching of the school to the environment at home,all are equally responsible for the child. The is no fixed speed for learning of any kind,if not bookish,for any age group.Even though,we have a standard score and expect the child to match the learning capacity,that of the group.If the child is unable to,he might need special attention but there can be other reasons also.Some of them can be-

    1.perhaps the child is unable to understand the concepts and there is nothing wrong in the memory.

    2.Perhpas he got distracted for that while and back at home,takes a lot of time to learn.

    3.The concepts might not be clear to him.

    4.The child might genuinenly have a problem and the school teacher or a counsellor can be looked out for help.

    Hope this helps!

  • Reshma Venugopal
    Reshma Venugopal   Aug 09, 2017 12:40 PM

    Hey there!

    Yes, children who are slow learners will have the impact for a long time in their life. But is there a problem? Not really. Of course, it is not a desirable state for any parent to have their child to be a slow learner. But that does not mean its a problem that cannot be fixed. 

    Some of the characteristics of slow learning children is that:

    -perceptual motor difficulties

    - poor visual decoding

    -visual perception difficulties
    - poor auditory memory (difficulty following sequence of directions)

    general coordination deficits (balance, eye -- hand)
    - attention deficit
    - mixed dominance (hand, foot, eye)
    - lack of adequate eye movement control

    Psychological reasons:

    - Low self/esteem: caused by the feeling of failure
    -emotional instability: caused by violent/traumatic  experiences 
    -Social acceptance problems -peer bullying
    -difficulty in understanding the seriousness of the situation: disorganized timings and ordereliness
    -dificulty in learning through normal teaching. 

    These are the reasons your psychologist might come up with, and these are probably some ways in you can help the child. 

    1. ask the teacher to give limited homework or easier work at home. This is because the child already has been going through a stressful time trying to work in school hours, and if you carry it forward it home, they are just going to start hating learning. 
    2. let them know you are on their side
    3. Assign study buddies, or teach in small groups
    4. teach through fun activities which will engage the child and motivate to study more
    5. talk to the parents, and let them be more patient with the child
    6. always praise the child when he or she does well
    7. reward the child when he/she gets through something he has bee finding difficult to understand. 

    Either way, if you feel its better to consult a psychologist, then go ahead and consult one. It is always better to be safe, and understand if the child is a disabled learner or a slow learner because they are different. 



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